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The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Announces $940,000 in Grants

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey recently awarded 12 grants totaling just under $1 million to improve the health and wellness of underserved and vulnerable populations in greater Newark and surrounding low income NJ communities. 

In recognition of the substance abuse problems that have become critical in our society, over $265,000 was pledged to three organizations working to assist adults and/or youth to overcome substance abuse issues.  They are:  Bridge, Inc., working in partnership with Irvington Public Schools to identify and provide counseling for youth with or at risk for addiction problems; NW Essex Community Health Care Network, integrating comprehensive wellness treatment/education for adults with substance abuse disorders; and the Rutgers University Foundation, providing Emergency Department patients at University Hospital with education and navigation services to reduce the harms of opioid use.